A St. Louis man is now charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicidal death in connection with the death of a woman from St. Louis whose body was dumped in Bethalto over the weekend. The St. Louis Major Case Squad says 46-year-old Raamon Victor Reed (pictured) killed 44 year old Tabatha Milton-Rush of St. Louis. Her body was discovered Saturday morning by someone walking their dog near 255.
Authorities say and autopsy shows she was apparently shot to death at another location and her body dumped just off the highway, across from the Bethalto sports complex. Major Brad Wells of the Major Case Squad says the site was likely picked because it is a relatively deserted area.
Police from several jurisdictions were called to the scene Saturday morning after 9:00 when the body was discovered near the southbound lanes. Wells says the victim knew her killer. Reed is being held on $1,000,000 bond.